the porridge girl
07 April 2015 @ 09:44 pm
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Our lives are made in these small hours
These little wonders, these twists & turns of fate
Time falls away,
But these small hours,
These small hours still remain
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Where: Home
Mood: happy
Playing: one of us - joan osborne
 
 
 
the porridge girl
03 April 2015 @ 08:38 pm


Trying to organize my working area; took a picture; looked at it; didn't like it; put everything back into place. *sigh*
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Where: Home
Mood: tired
Playing: caring is creepy - the shins
 
 
 
the porridge girl
30 March 2015 @ 12:26 pm




Having some fun with yarn today. :)

(Dad is going to his doctor appointment today. I hope he'll be allright.)
 
 
Where: home
Mood: relaxed
Playing: land of talk - it's okay
 
 
 
the porridge girl
29 March 2015 @ 12:31 pm
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Where: home
Playing: under the gun - electric guest
 
 
 
the porridge girl
27 March 2015 @ 12:42 pm



Bought out of curiosity. It's cheese. Smells like feet. The best cheeses smells like feet. I am going to eat it now. Let's pray.

Update: It's not bad at all. And very low in fat. The only bad thing about it are the fennel seeds. WHY? They taste vile. Luckily it's about two or three seeds per little cheese. I've picked them out with a vengeance. :)

Now I wish I had bought more. :/

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Where: Hannover
Mood: hungry
Playing: Psychotherapy - The Jezabels
 
 
 
the porridge girl
27 March 2015 @ 12:38 pm




In the mood for some cake in Hannover but can't order in german? Enter a patisserie, say TARTE AU CITRON and CAPPUCCINO. Done! Mission accomplished, no german spoken. Latin languages to the rescue! :)
 
 
Where: Hannover
Mood: Sugar High ♥
Playing: Frozen - Madonna
 
 
 
the porridge girl
23 March 2015 @ 02:06 pm






Clean and pleasant and friendly as usual.



Chocolate paradise at Galeria Kaufhof.



Some countries in europe, Germany amongst them, make a big deal of Easter. In England they don't really care much. Here they like to decorate the house, the front doors, the gardens. The shops rise to the occasion with eggs in pastel colours, lots of green and yellow to mark the beginning of spring (the green returning to the branches and the yellow flowers that are usually blooming right now), lots of chicks, ducks, bunnies and lambs. :)

I love having a good browse at Butlers:





Shower gel/hand wash for 50cents. Gotta love this place. ♥

 
 
Where: Hannover
Mood: Excited
Playing: I'll take the rain - R.E.M.
 
 
 
the porridge girl
23 March 2015 @ 01:13 pm


Blue skies greeted us. The flat is lovely, especially the balcony at the back. The owner left us a small jar with raisins to feed the birds in the mornings. They're quite shameless, almost ate from our hands.





Wi-fi is good and the flat is within walking distance of the station, restaurants and shops. :) There were people working digging holes on the street, so during a few hours of the day it was a little bit noisy, but nothing too hard. It became white noise after a short while and I stop hearing it. What I didn't enjoy was having builders all over the street. Let's say they're not as shy and respectful as the ones in Britain and I don't really like being stared at.











As predicted, no dieting ever happened. On the contrary, some binges did. I ate several waffles in one go, felt a bit ashamed but hell, were they good. ♥ Also bought macarons in Belgium and a single Ritter Sport.



Fist german meal had to happen at  Broyhanhaus; pictures don't do it justice, but behold that pig with dark beer sauce, sauerkraut (with bacon) and potatoes (same).





Another must is a expresso at Extrablatt, served with a tumbler of cold water as it should be and the best cookie in existence. I may or may not have ordered several in order to get more cookies and then had to spend the night awake on a caffeine high.



Also, best brotchen. ♥ Sandwiches are so much better, fresher and cheaper here. Much nicer than the sliced bread cardboard-packed triangles we get in the UK.



Settling...

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Where: Hannover
Mood: thankful
Playing: it's raining again - Supertramp
 
 
 
the porridge girl
20 March 2015 @ 02:13 pm
Packing outfits for the next week. Not sure about the weather, which makes everything so much harder.





We're off to a small “road trip” on the continent. For work, but with some days off. Same places (France, Belgium, Germany) but hopefully will tick Luxembourg off the list. :) We've managed to book a flat on AirBnB and I'm excited for the new experience.

Lamb mugs filled with marshmallows. Is it so wrong to want one?



I also would like some of the easter plushies, even though I don't really like to display them.



The person who was coming to look after the cat decided against at the last minute, because she's afraid of animals. Which is fair enough, but I wish she'd said no right away instead of leaving us hanging on till the las minute. Whatever, I just hope husband don't ask her again since we all know she has issues with beasts. Cat sitter already arranged. :)







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Where: Home
Mood: Hopeful
Playing: Rain - MIKA
 
 
 
the porridge girl
11 March 2015 @ 08:31 pm




Unnecessary lunch: the infamous "revolutionary rice" (grated cauliflower with salt and pepper; quite edible, really) and little carrots. Very vegan. The "rice" is leftover from yesterday's dinner, when I also had pulled pork (not very vegan).

I promise you that I usually eat my food from decent crockery. :)
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Where: home
Mood: burp
Playing: take me to church - hozier